Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Short Message Service (SMS)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 63 148
Rank change year-on-year -18 +85 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 14 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.52% 2.57% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.59% 9.79% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 13
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £325 £306 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.30% +9.20% -
10th Percentile £251 £257 £219
90th Percentile £470 £464 £294
North East median daily rate £325 £305 £280
% change year-on-year +6.56% +8.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £11.67 £17.48 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.25% - -
North East median hourly rate £12.50 £15.99 -
% change year-on-year -21.83% - -

SMS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 146 235 857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 15.87% 26.29% 33.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 191 554
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £333 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.21% +9.68% -11.43%
10th Percentile £203 £208 £206
90th Percentile £475 £538 £456
North East median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.84% -10.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 70
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £29.00 £17.48 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.90% -37.57% +43.59%
10th Percentile £11.58 £9.40 £15.00
90th Percentile £37.38 £32.30 £36.50
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £17.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -10.59% -39.29% +73.27%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SMS in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 14 £325 +6.30%
SMS
North East

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for SMS.

1 4 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (28.57%) Sitecore
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 4 (28.57%) CMS
1 4 (28.57%) Front End Development
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) ES6
2 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (7.14%) User Stories
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) CMS
1 4 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) nginx
2 1 (7.14%) TPMS
2 1 (7.14%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
1 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (7.14%) AWS Data Pipeline
1 1 (7.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) OLTP
3 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) SonarQube
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.14%) VME
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Front End Development
2 2 (14.29%) Analytics
2 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Decision-Making
3 1 (7.14%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) ES6
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) COBOL
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Sitecore
2 1 (7.14%) Apple
2 1 (7.14%) Micro Focus
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
2 1 (7.14%) VMware